Blue Sky Farm

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August 19, 2011

Squawking " Where is my nest?"

Squawk, Squawk, Mad at me.. I removed the old roost, the old nest boxes and replaced them in "Farmgirl Style"
While I was busy doing the major job, the 4 other hens were happy eating bugs in the garden. We opened it up to them and they love being out again, running to & from their coop. She finally settled down and found her new nest now draped in a cozy  quilt hung for "privacy". ( I used an old  carrying cage for the  nest room, it's bigger and easy access.)

I wonder how long before the other 3 sisters start laying. We are ready with One nest room.. They seem to only  use one so that's what they now have.

Last two picture are the size comparison with the older hens egg... also in the nest with golf balls...Stay tuned for  egg  2


Mary said...

Hope she settles...nothing better than fresh eggs!

mtnchild said...

I have 4 of the Barred Rock hens too! They started laying about a month ago and now I get an egg a day from each hen. The eggs started out small, but are getting bigger. I only had one egg that didn't have a shell, only the soft membrane - that was weird!!! I have 5 hens total and mine use all 4 of the nest boxes ... silly hens!

RiverBend Farm said... special are they that they get a quilt?! I'm done to 8 hens and only 2-3 eggs a day....maybe mine like a quilt too...

Gail said...

Yeap, my gals have been laying now for a week. Can't wait until the eggs get larger. New digs lookin' good.